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    Reports: Powerful Storms Blast the Northeast Wednesday

    By by Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    May 24, 2013, 2:44:33 AM EDT

    This blog is no longer receiving live updates After a warm and humid day in the Northeast, showers and thunderstorms broke out from Pennsylvania into New York state.

    Damaging wind gusts brought down trees and power lines, and hail was even large enough to injur a person trying to get to shelter at a campground in New York.

    Scroll down to see the reports as they came in.

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    REPORTS:

    12:50 a.m. EDT Thursday: All watches and warnings have expired in the Northeast. Still some spotty showers and thunderstorms around.

    11:27 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Several reports of trees and power lines down from strong winds across northern New York state near Ogdensburg and Potsdam.

    10:24 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Storms east of Scranton may look like they are weakening on radar, but intense winds continue east toward Monticello..

    10:13 p.m. EDT Wednesday: A powerful blast of wind is tracking into western New York near Watertown. Winds could gust to 60 mph in a few spots.

    9:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday: "Numerous thunderstorms will be found early Wednesday night across the Ohio Valley east into the Appalachians, from the Carolinas to New York state," AccuWeather Meteorologist Andrew Mussoline said. "While damaging winds and hail remain a threat across northeastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York, it will transition into a flash flood threat for most areas overnight."

    9:16 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Severe thunderstorm winds downed trees in Otisco, N.Y.

    8:50 p.m. EDT Wednesday: A picture of the 2.00-inch diameter hail in Taberg, N.Y., was tweeted by the NWS office in Binghamton:

    8:07 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Quarter-sized hail fell in Ava, N.Y.

    7:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Hail up to 2.50 inches in diameter fell 2 miles north of Taberg, N.Y.

    7:14 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Reports of structural damage and up to 30 trees snapped from Mount Carmel, Tenn.

    6:49 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Large section of the storm system has moved across New England:


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    6:33 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Two house fires and an apartment fire reported in Franklin County, Mass., suspected to have been caused by lightning.

    6:20 p.m. Multiple reports of hail an inch in diameter or greater in several Oneida County, N.Y., towns.

    5:58 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Some Tazewell, Va., residents are being evacuated from their homes as flood waters enter their houses.

    5:33 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Golf ball-sized hail reported in Conway, Mass., as the storm system shifts further into New England.

    5:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday: A funnel cloud was reported in Whately, Mass.

    4:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Golf ball-sized hail reported in Wayne, N.Y.

    4:13 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Flash flooding reported in Rexford, N.Y.

    4:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Multiple reports of 1.00 inch diameter hail in the southern Appalachians, including western Virginia, northeastern Tennessee and western North Carolina.

    3:44 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Wires down due to thunderstorm winds in Poestenkill, Sand Lake and Schaghticoke, N.Y.

    3:25 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Water rescues occurring in Schenectady, N.Y., due to torrential downpours. Two to three feet of water reported on Crane Street.

    2:55 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Two to three inches of water flowing across parking lots in Rotterdam, N.Y.

    2:26 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Tractor trailer blown over on Interstate 88 in Schenectady County, N.Y. due to thunderstorm winds.

    2:05 p.m. EDT Wednesday: One person has been reported injured by falling hail at a campground in Roscoe, N.Y. Hail was 2.75 inches in diameter.

    1:37 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Golf ball-sized hail reported in Sullivan County, N.Y.

    1:16 p.m. EDT Wednesday: A possible tornado has been reported out of Sullivan County, N.Y.

    12:55 p.m. EDT Wednesday: Quarter-sized hail fell in Harpursville, N.Y.

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